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Charlie Daniels

Published 12:06am Sunday, October 6, 2013

Feb. 25, 1986 – Oct. 3, 2013

NATCHEZ — Services for Charlie “Little Charlie” Daniels, 27, of Vidalia, who died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at his residence, will be at 1 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Natchez with the Rev. Dr. Doug Broome officiating.

Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and noon until service time Monday at the church.

Mr. Daniels was born Feb. 25, 1986, in Natchez, the son of Dan and Dee De Blaney Daniels.

He dedicated his life at an early age at First Baptist Church in Natchez and recently rededicated his life at First Baptist Church in Cash Bayou, La. Charlie was known for his one-of-a-kind and daring personality. If it was broken, he would fix it, and if it was fixed, he would break it. His love for the outdoors started at a very young age. He enjoyed mud races, hunting, fishing, riding four-wheelers and the company of good friends.

Charlie worked in the oil industry, following the Blaney family. But his love for mud racing and trucks led him to establish his own business as owner and operator of Daniels Automotive. Charlie enjoyed playing golf and participated as a sponsor in the Special Olympics golf tournament.

After graduating high school, Charlie attended Ace Drilling Fluids Technology, where he eared a degree as a mud engineer.

Charlie was always the life of the party, a loyal friend and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hugh Daniels.

Survivors include his parents; one brother, Christopher Daniels; his best friend and the love of his life, Brooke Bowden; grandparents, Dora McPhate Blaney and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dee Blaney; aunts and uncles Kippy and Kari Blaney, Gloria Duff and Daphne Daniels; cousins Chad and Angele Blaney and their son, Silas, Cade and Emily Farmer, Wesley and Robyn Blaney and their daughter, Selah, Michael and Brandy Duff and their two children, Mik and Valery, Ashley Duff, Josh and Sarah Duff, Caitlyn and Eric Mayes and their daughter, Leah, Ryan Yates, Kendall Yates and Chase Laukhuff.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Chandler, Michael Seals, Mickey Stricklin, Preston Sullivan, Benjie Creedle and Jeffery Smith.

Honorary pallbearers will be Erby Seals and Ronnie Blaney.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Natchez-Adams County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at lairdfh.com.